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The influence of the carbon nanotube on the structural and dynamical properies of cholesterol cluster.

Przemysław Raczyński ,  Zbigniew Dendzik ,  Aleksander Dawid ,  Zygmunt Gburski 

University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland


We have performed the molecular dynamics simulations for the free cholesterol cluster and the same cluster located near the carbon nanotube. We have found that the cholesterol molecules quite evenly cover the surface of single walled armchair (10, 10) carbon nanotube, forming the molecular layer. Moreover, the characteristic aligment of cholesterol molecules within the layer (along the nanotube) is observed. The comparision of the structural and dynamical observables characterizing cholesterol molecules are presented and discussed, both for the cluster with and without the presence of the nanotube.


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Presentation: Poster at E-MRS Fall Meeting 2006, Symposium J, by Przemysław Raczyński
See On-line Journal of E-MRS Fall Meeting 2006

Submitted: 2006-05-15 18:44
Revised:   2009-06-07 00:44